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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Pictorial Archive
1804-2009 (bulk 1900s-1970s)
 NYHS-RG 5

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Maurita Baldock (2005), with revisions and additions by Celia Hartmann (2007) and Larry Weimer (2015)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 27, 2020
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series XI. Negatives, circa 1900-1990s. 11.38 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Negatives series includes the negatives for many of the photographic prints found in the other series of the Pictorial Archive record group. It also likely includes some images for which there are not prints. Images include those of exhibitions, buildings (interior and exterior), programs and events, objects, and staff. Formats are both glass and film of various sizes (8x10, 5x7, 4x5, and 35 mm strips). Further information on the subject matter of negatives and the approximate number of related negatives for each subject is included in the container list below. Each negative is individually enclosed in an envelope that often includes descriptive information that is not always noted on the prints , such as date, event, and names of people in the image.

Negatives included in this series are only those that were held in the N-YHS Print Room's negative files. Other negatives were found in some of the folders of prints and were left in those folders; see the above series descriptions for those negatives.

Arrangement Note

For conservation purposes, the negatives were arranged and housed in boxes by format and by size. Glass slides are boxed separately from film. Within each format, 8x10, 5x7, and 4x5 size envelopes are boxed separately. Generally, the envelope size corresponds with the size of the negative, but some envelopes hold smaller negatives. Most notably, the small 35 mm strips are held in 8x10 sheets/envelopes.

Each negative (or 35 mm roll) has a unique control number, which is noted on the envelope housing the negative. Within each box, the negatives are arranged in control number order. This number was often written on the back of a related print thereby linking the print and negative. Accordingly, to facilitate finding a particular negative regardless of format or size, the container list is arranged in control number order. Each entry in the container list indicates a range of control numbers, the format and size of the negatives common to the range (which also indicates the size of the box they are in), and the box number in which the negative will be found.

There is not necessarily a negative for every control number in the ranges shown in the container list. Gaps are very common because of the designation of a control number to a negative other than one in the institutional archive, lost or destroyed negatives, or other reason. Because of the gaps, there is often a sharp discrepancy between the actual number of negatives and the number implied by the range. To correct for this, each entry in the container list includes a note concerning the subject matter of the negatives in the range with a parenthetical indicator of the approximate number of actual negatives, for example: "Exhibitions: Early American Toys (4)."

Processing Information Note

The negatives were arranged and housed in boxes by conservation intern Sara Belasco in 2015.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #14. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Microfilm storage stacks

1944
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #106-109. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (1), interior (1).

Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #175-178. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (1); Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (1)

1947-1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #197-209. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue exterior (1), interior (12).

Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #198. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Building: Copy of 2nd Avenue interior glass negative #198.

Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #237-269. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (1); Recent Accessions (1); Up From the Cradle (1)

1947-1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #402-408. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West interior (3).

1917
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #561-562. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Engraving: Distinguished Americans at N-YHS (2)

Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #585-599. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue exterior (1); Lithograph of Remsen Building (1); Woodcut of Stuyvesant Institute Building (1).

1919, Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #617-631. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (2); U.S. Navy (1)

1948, Undated
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #646-647. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (2).

Before 1937
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #652-670. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (7)

1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #674. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (1).

circa 1920
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #675-684. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (3); Audubon Room (1)

1948, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #900. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Presidential Campaigns of 19th Century (1).

Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #909-910. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Nash-Hoffman American household collection (2).

1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #932-2056. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions and Objects: Prentis Collection (9); Poster for autograph manuscripts (1); Benjamin Franklin: American Patriot (2); Tiffany Whistle (1); Erie Canal (5); Belknap genealogy (2); Newspapers (3); Galleries (8); Early American Children's Books (1)

1941-1951, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #2180-2199. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Memorial to S.H.P. Pell (1). Object/Staff: Publicity photo of Fire Department object.

1950, Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #2338-2344. Glass, 8x10

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Buildings: 4 West 77th Street / Annex 2, exterior (1), ship exhibition (1).

circa 1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #2406-2514. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Outside signage (2); Poster for exhibition Country Houses on Manhattan Island (1).

1951-1952
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #2515-2517. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West interior (3), basement exhibition hall with Nash-Hoffman American households and Fire Department objects.

1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #2710-3341. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Albert Gallatin (5); Prentis (7); Recent Accessions (4); St. Nicholas Came to New York (1); Visit from St. Nicholas (1); Military Academy (3); Newspapers (5); Country Houses (6); Meet Mr. Lincoln (1); Valentines (1); GI's in 7 Wars (4); Early American Toys (5); New York views in 4 West 77th St. Annex (1). Galleries & Rooms (5). Staff (2).

1933-1952
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #3482-3692. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (4), including Period Rooms.

1951, Undated
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #3810-3828. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Gallery (1). Annex 1/#5 West 76th St. (1) and Annex 2/#4 West 77th St. (1). Lots at Central Park West and West 76th and 77th streets (2).

1934-1936
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4112. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue, exterior (1).

circa 1900?
Box: 42 Envelope : - Negative #4113-4151. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West cornerstone laying (6); construction of building's "central portion" (33).

[1903], 1905-1906
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4247. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: N-YHS Centennial medal (1).

1904
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4432-4445. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (1). Object (1). Exhibition: Period Rooms/Prentis? (8).

1936-1951
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4469. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 1887 view of future N-YHS Central Park West site (1).

Undated
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4478. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Meet Mr. Lincoln (1).

1942
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4583-4586. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Early American Toys (4).

1950
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4626. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Port of New York Room (1)

1941
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4800-5103. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Belknap Collection (1); N-YHS Sesquicentennial Medal (3). Programs & Events: Pianist Lonny Epstein (3).

1950, 1954
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #5326-5420. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Nadelman Museum gallery prior to removal (1). Country Houses signage (1). Buildings construction (3)

1937, 1952
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #5421. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Townhouses on West 76th Sreet (1).

1938
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #6113-6288. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Hat in the Ring (4); Great Lake Steamboats (2). Galleries (5).

1938, 1952-1953
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #6441. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff: Bella Landauer at N-YHS desk.

1955
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #6482-6877. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (36). Exhibitions: St. Nicholas Came to New York (1); Taylor collection of glass (1); Fire Department (1); Wings Over the Pacific: Army Air Forces (3); Circus Time signage (1). Events (2). Building views (2).

1938-1953, Undated
Box: 31 Envelope : - Negative #7113-8019. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (45). Building exteriors (4). Exhibitions: Miniatures (9); Meet Mr. Lincoln (1); Story of Photography in America (4); Wings Over the Pacific: Army Air Forces (2); 135th Anniversary (9); Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (1). Events & Programs (14). Egyptian collection at Brooklyn Museum (9). Staff (1).

1939-1953, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8026-8029. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian Collection displayed at Brooklyn Museum (4).

circa 1940?
Box: 31 Envelope : - Negative #8030-8109. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events (5). Exhibitions: Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (11). Galleries and Rooms (1).

1940, 1953, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8117-8330. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Colt Revolver (2). Building/2nd Ave (1). Exhibitions: Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (6); John Wesley Jarvis (2); Costume Collection (1). Galleries and Rooms (9).

1940, 1953, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8389-8394. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff Christmas Parties (6).

1950
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8426-8451. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Peter Stuyvesant (1); John Paul Jones (1).

1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8703-8849. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaigns of the 19th Century (1). Buildings: 2nd Avenue, exterior (1), interior (9). Staff: Board of Trustees, 1939 (1).

1939, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8928-8933. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaigns (3); Military Drafts (2); Christmas Greetings (1).

1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8978-8984. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Emma Thursby Memorial (7).

1940
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8988-16100. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Military Drafts (1); Emma Thursby (2); Confederate States of America (4); New York in Watercolor (1); Recent Accessions (1); Bookplates (7). Building exterior (6). Galleries and Rooms (4). Programs & Events (2). High School Loan Exhibition: New York from Meadow to Metropolis (8). Home Industry Series (8). Signage (7).

1940, 1949-1950, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #16264-16606. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff, staff events, trustees (9). Events: Presentation of Smith medical papyrus to New York Academy of Medicine (1).

1948-1949
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #18501-18507. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Winter scenes of Central Park taken from N-YHS roof (7).

1939-1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #18812. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Unidentified artwork (1).

Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #18839-18981. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gerardus Boyce (1); Horace Greeley (2); How Early America Lived (2); American Scenes & Events on Textiles (5).

1941
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20494. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of John Abeel (2).

Undated
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20495-20496. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of John Quincy Adams (1); The Arsenal in Central Park (1).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20497. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Henry Abbott (object 1863.10) (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20498. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: N-YHS Bushnell Medal (2).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20499. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Anthony Bleecker (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20500. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian Mummified Bull (2).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20501. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Luther Bradish (2); Portrait of Egbert Benson (2); Tombstone of William Bradford (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20504. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: William Bradford tablets (1).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20506-20507. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue interior (2). Object: Portrait of Samuel Bayard (1).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20508-20509. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of George Bancroft (1); Engraving of the Church of the Messiah (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20510-20511. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Andrea Mantegna Crucifixion (object 1867.45) (2); Rembrandt  Combat of Cavalry (object 1882.103) (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20512-20515. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Illustration of Middle Dutch Church (1); Illustration of Franklin Square (1); Portrait of DeWitt Clinton (2); Portrait of Thomas De Witt (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20516-20517. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Bust of Louis Durr (1); Engraving of Frederic DePeyster (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20518-20519. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian collection jewelry (4).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20520-20521. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Benjamin A. Fields (2); Iron railing from Federal Hall.

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20526-50528. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Hamilton Fish (1); Fort George items (2).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20529. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Albert Gallatin (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20530. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Lithograph of Government House (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20531. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Arny de Voys The Happy Burgher (object 1882.92) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20532. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Eugene A. Hoffman (2).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20533. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Eugene A. Hoffman (object 1902.5) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20534-20535. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of David Hosack (1); Portrait of Francis Lister Hawks (1).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20536-20539. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Batholome Esteban Murillo Immaculate Conception (object 1882.2) (2); Velazquez  Infanta Margarita of Spain (2); Bust of Peter A. Jay (2); Portrait of John A. King (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20540-20543. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of John A. King (2); Portrait of James Kent (1); Portrait of Morgan Lewis (1).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20544-20545. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of James Lenox (2); Portrait of William Linn (2).

1904, Undated
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20546. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Broadside for a grand national lottery in 1816 (2).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20549-20554. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Samuel Miller (1); Engraving of John M. Mason (2); Chair of Marie Antoinette (object 1817.13) (2); Distinguished Americans at a Meeting of N-YHS in the Chapel of New York University (2).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20555-20557. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: First page of N-YHS Minutes of 1804 (1); Plans of the rooms at the old Alms House (2); New York Hotel (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20558-20560. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Seal of N-YHS (1). Buildings: 2nd. Avenue, interior (2)

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20561-20566. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue interior (2); Central Park West exterior (2), architect York & Sawyer's watercolor (1), groundbreaking (2).

1904, Undated
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20572. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Drawing of New York's old town hall (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20574. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of John Pintard (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20578. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Illustration of Remsen Building (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20581. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Isenbrandt Marriage of St. Catherine (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20583-20586. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Augustus Schell (1); Portrait of Isiah Thomas (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20587. Glass, 5x7

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Objects: Jean Baptiste Greuze Virginie (object 1867.264) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20588. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Illustration of inauguration of George Washington (1).

1904
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #20589-22690. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Wooden water pipes at South Street (1). Buildings: Storage vault plans (1).

1949, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #22823-22883. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (7), including World War II precautions. Thompson Homestead Memorial (9). Exhibitions: America Calls (2); Croton Water (3); Jenny Lind (2); Home Crafts and Early Industries of America (2).

1942, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #23024-23362. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Placing wreath at Simon Bolivar statue (2). Staff (17). Signage (1).

circa 1940?, 1950, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #23401-23404. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (4).

1945
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #23678-23731. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff (1). Engraved scrolls of appreciation presented by N-YHS (2).

Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #25759-26250. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Building exterior (1). Programs & Events (3), including Red Cross during WWII. Exhibitions: New York Stage (3); Washington Irving (4); Portraits of Americans (7); Blair collection (2); Allied Artists of America (5); Christmas Cards for Armed Services (1); Christmas Remembrances (6); Latin Americana (3); Jenny Lind. Galleries and Rooms (2).

1938-1945, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #26913-27894. Film, 5x7

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Exhibitions: Love & Lace Paper/Valentine (6); Men & Ships of the American Navy signage (1); Our GIs in Seven Wars signage (1); News Artists to the American People signage (1); Trinity Church 250th Anniversary (3). Programs and Events: New York Library Club Meeting (3).

1944-1947, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #27918-28000. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Historic Hudson (4); News Artists (7). Staff (2).

1946-1947
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28642. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: News Artists to the American People signage (1).

1947
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #28651-28826. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Under the Dutch (1); Crystal Palace (6); Trinity Church (13); William R. Miller Memorial (6); Frederic Remington (8); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (9). Galleries and Rooms (13). Programs and Events (1).

1947, 1964, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28882. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Silver signage (1).

1946
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #28883. Film, 8x10

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Engraving of St. Nicholas (1).

Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28927-29415. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Doctors of Old New York signage (1); World of Washington Irving signage (1); Audubon: Birds of America signage (2); Jenny Lind signage (1); Historic Hudson signage (2); American Silver signage (1); Amateur Periodicals (1); Trinity Church 250th Anniversary (8); Recent Accessions, 1947 (1); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (3). Programs and Events: Stuyvesant tercentenary (4). Staff (1).

1946-1947, Undated
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #29435-29899. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Presentation of Guildhall-oak gavel to N-YHS (3); Presentation of the bell from the "Elizabeth" (3); Presentation of Atlantic Neptune copper plates (2); Strawberry Festival, 1947 (17); Water main break (6). Exhibitions: Frederic Remington signage (2); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (1). Staff, behind the scenes shots (4).

1947-1948, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #29984-29995. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Big Snow (1); George Harvey (6); American Quilts (4).

1948
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30030. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of N-YHS Meeting at New York University (1).

Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #30157-30290. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Quilts (5); Social Life in the 1880s (1) Recent Accessions (1). Views from N-YHS roof (4). Loaned Object: Coach (L 1938.1).

1947-1948, Undated
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30407-30530. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Powder horn demonstration (5); Educational program about 19th century costume and personal effects (5); Strawberry Festival, 1948 (4).

1948
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #30662-30744. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Stuyvesant Fish Collection (1); 18th Century American Powder Horns (1); Lafayette at Castle Garden (1); Recent Accessions, 1948 (4); Recent Accessions, 1950 (3); Enit Kaufman Show (4); American Book-Printing in the Mauve Quindecad (8). Object: Park drag (1938.386).

1948-1950
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30808-30830. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (24).

1949
Box: 52 Envelope : - Negative #30998-31697. Film, 5x7

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Objects: Bell from "Clermont" (object 1949.177) (5); Map prepared by Museum Dept (1); Fort George stone marker (2); etching by Ernest D. Roth (1). Exhibitions: Our City Hall in History (7); Garson collection of menus (1). Programs and Events: Presentation of Gramercy Park artifacts (2); montage concerning educational programs (2); Arthur A. Jones memorial (1); Strawberry Festival (31).

1949-1950, Undated
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #32022-32285. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms: Folk Arts (12); American Period Rooms (Prentis?) (12); Early New York (10). Exhibitions: Treasures in Glass (3); Scrimshaw (1); Manhattan Island Milestone (1); Toy exhibit (8); Murphy Collection (8); Vote for Women (4); Hats in the Ring (7); Circus Time (4); Healing Art of Old New York (3); Old Fashioned Winters (1).

1950-1966, Undated
Box: 52 Envelope : - Negative #32939-33323. Film, 5x7

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Exhibitions: Simon Bolivar (2); Opening of Prentis Collection (20). Programs & Events: Press reception for F. van Wyck Mason book Proud New Flags (4); Gallatin commemoration at Trinity Church (3). Staff: Farewell party for Alexander Wall, Jr (3).

1951
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #33352-33992. Film, 5x7

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Exhibitions: Survivors of a Century/Newspapers (3); Lloyd Morris's Incredible New York manuscripts (4); Early American Toys (13). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (21). Staff Christmas parties (27).

1951
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #34465-34531. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: William Sidney Mount (1); American Silver (1); The Society's Treasures signage (1); Silver Lustre Collection (1); Presidents and Statesmen (1); Belknap Discoveries (1). Galleries: Early American Arts & Crafts (12). Strawberry Festival, 1955 (3).

1954-1955, 1963
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34532-34656. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Ezra Ames (2); Shircliffe Menu Collection (9); Elevated Railroads (9); New York, Empire State (6); Christmas in New York (6); American Silver (3). Galleries (2). Strawberry Festival (6).

1955-1958, 1963
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #34658-34661. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (4).

1958
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34664-34668. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Daguerreotypes (5).

1958
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #34669. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Daguerreotypes? (2).

1958?
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34672-34751. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Silver (4); The Hudson River (6); Perry Brothers (1); Niagara Falls (15). Staff (1).

1958-1963
Box: 54 Envelope : - Negative #34752. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Memorial for Bella Landauer (3).

1960
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34764-34994. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Early American Household Utensils (4); American Silver (3); Nation Divided (6); Prentis Gallery (2); John Hill (5); Prelude to Civil War (8). Galleries and Rooms (1). Strawberry Festival (2). Signage (1).

1957-1963
Box: 54 Envelope : - Negative #35225-35938. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: 150th Anniversary of U.S. Military Academy at West Point (14); 24 Sculptured Portraits of Distinguished Citizens by Malvina Hoffman (6); Hats in the Ring (21). Staff (5). Programs and Events: Party on the S.S. Liberte (13); Strawberry Festival (20).

1952
Box: 55 Envelope : - Negative #35939-36963. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Hats in the Ring and Votes for Women, including Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at N-YHS (12); Circus Time (19); New York City's 300th Anniversary signage (1); Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (12); Presentation of Belgian tapestry (8); Visit of Mayor Roger Baudrin (France) (3); Childen's story hour (5); St. Nicholas Festival (13). Staff (2). Memorials (3). N-YHS truck (1).

1952-1953
Box: 56 Envelope : - Negative #36964-37523. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Charles Lennox Wright: Pioneer of Zinc Etching (7); Old-Fashioned Winters (5); Early American Arts & Crafts (3); Spanish-American War Collection (6). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival, 1953 (15); Children's story hour (8); Publicity appearance by Meryle Evans on Herb Sheldon's WWBT television show (5); St. Nicholas Festival (16). Staff Christmas Party (9). Memorial to George Zabriskie (7).

1952-1954
Box: 57 Envelope : - Negative #37623-37914. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Sesquicentennial (15); Arlene Francis television show broadcast from Prentis Collection rooms (3); Strawberry Festival (12). Images of various N-YHS historical documents, buildings, medals, etc., possibly for the sesquicentennial exhibition (24). Staff Christmas Party (16). Staff: Dorothy Barck (6).

1953-1954, Undated
Box: 58 Envelope : - Negative #37915-37936. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Tom Thumb (8); Slocum disaster (2); Hamilton-Burr duel (3). Programs and Events: Children's story hour (4); Publicity shot of Meryle Evans with Gouverneur Morris's wooden leg (1). Staff: Farewell party for Dorothy Barck (3).

1954
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #37947. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Shakespeare in New York (3 strips, 17 images).

1981
Box: 58 Envelope : - Negative #38037-38334. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: The Livingston Family Gift (4); 50th Anniversary of IRT Subway (3); 200th Anniversary of Fort Ticonderoga (4). Programs and Events: Sesquicentennial (21); St. Nicholas Festival (14); Presentation of model of S.S. Socony (2); Presentation of James Horan's manuscript of "Confederate Agent" (3). Staff Christmas Party (8).

1954-1955
Box: 59 Envelope : - Negative #38431-39022. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Arnold Shircliffe Menu Collection (20); New York, The Empire State (5). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (9); Students in Port of New York Gallery (1); St. Nicholas Festival (10); Presentation of painting The Violinist, Carnegie Hall (6). Staff Christmas parties (12). Staff (9).

1954-1956
Box: 60 Envelope : - Negative #39110-39717. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaign Cartoons (6); Christmas in New York (8); French in New York (2); New York, City of Authors signage (1); America in Daguerreotypes signage (1). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (18); Presentation of painting of General Burgoyne (6); Presentation of a 17th century Dutch Bible (6); St. Nicholas Festival (14); Visitors in 17th century costumes (2). Staff Christmas parties (9). Staff (2).

1956-1957
Box: 61 Envelope : - Negative #39719-40595. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prentis Gallery (2); Second Hardest Job in the World (5); 16th exhibition of painting (1); Stuyvesant Family portraits (3); Cartoons by C.D. Batchelor (2); It Paid to Advertise (Landauer) (14); America in Daguerreotypes (8). Programs and Events: Lafayette meeting (6); N-YHS Gold Medal to Thomas Streeter (7); Students sketching carriages (6); St. Nicholas Festival (8); Presentation of "Mary Powell" bell (3). Staff Christmas Party (8).

1957-1958
Box: 62 Envelope : - Negative #40628-40896. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festivals (20); Unveiling of LeRoy Kimball portrait (8); Strawberry Festival (13); Installation of Beekman Room (1). Staff Christmas Parties (34). Staff (2).

1958-1959
Box: 63 Envelope : - Negative #40897-41334. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Niagara Falls (10). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (15); N-YHS Gold Medal to R.W.G. Vail (12); Strawberry Festival (19). Staff events: Christmas Party (2); Farewell party for Vail (5). Staff (11).

1959-1961
Box: 64 Envelope : - Negative #41348-41855. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (20); Strawberry Festival (19). Staff events: Farewell party for Garrett Winter (9), Edith Slattery & James Nebbergall (7); Christmas card (1); Christmas parties (22). Staff (3). N-YHS signage in subway (1).

1960-1961
Box: 65 Envelope : - Negative #41961-42019. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Hotels (9). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (12).

1961-1962
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #42609-42653. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Civil War Behind the Lines (6); War of 1812 (8); American Silhouette Portraits (7); Passenger Transportation on Manhattan (5); Rare Books (5). Building exterior (2)

1939, 1962
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #42688-43292. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Theatres of the 1880s (3); American Silver (11); Audubon (11); American Military Weapons & Equipment (6); Ezra Ames (2); Merchants & Planters of the Upper Hudson (12); Circus Posters (6); Transportation in Old New York (7); Historic Hudson (6); America in Allegory (1); Theatrical Posters (5); Colorful New Yorkiana (1); Treasures of N-YHS (5); Unidentified (10). Galleries and Rooms (9). N-YHS exhibition at the New York City World's Fair (10).

1955, 1963-1968, Undated
Box: 65 Envelope : - Negative #43313-44577. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prentis Rooms (13); Prentis Murphy Toy Collection (4); American Silver (1); Presidents and Statesmen (1); Audubon gallery (1); Images (color transparency negative) taken for N-YHS exhibition at World's Fair (12). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (2); Educational events for children (5). Buildings, interior (2); exterior (2). Staff events: Christmas party (2); Party for Sally Ryan (4). Images of N-YHS historical buildings, documents (5).

1962-1964, Undated
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #44747-45191. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Story Hour (6); Students researching (1); School class in Volunteer Fire Department gallery (4). Staff event: Farewell party for Jack Kennan (6). Staff (1).

1964-1965
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #45304. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City (1).

1970
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #45361-48317. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Milestone (2); Gallery of Art, 1968 4th floor installation (22). Programs and Events: Story Hour (4); School class in New York Gallery (3). Signage (1), Unidentified (1).

1965, 1967-1968
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #48770-48771. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms: Books in Librarian's Office (2).

1970
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #48891-49831. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gallery of Art, 1968 4th floor installation (7); Central Park: Oasis in Manhattan (4). Buildings: York & Sawyer rendering (1); South Gallery before 1969 reinstallation (7); Richard Hunt Morris plans for an N-YHS building in Central Park (2).

1968-1969
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50000-50260. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: A Decade of Collecting (16); George Catlin: Artist of the American Indian (3); New York: Maritime City (2). Staff (1).

1968-1970
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #50383-50384. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Signage: N-YHS Directory (2).

1970
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50505-50525. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City(?) (20).

1970?
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #50601-50660. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City (6); City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York (17).

1970-1971
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50760-50977. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York (18); Classics of 17th Century Americana (4); Society's Sculpture (2).

1971
Box: 37 Envelope : - Negative #51470-51698. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: McCullough Hall Park Collection (1); John Rogers' Household Gods (10); Paperweights (10); Audubon (26); Road to the White House (5); Society's Sculpture ( 28). Signage: Directory (1)

1971-1973
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #51902-51949. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Miniatures & Medals (4). Certificate of Accreditation from the American Association of Museums (1). Images of historical documents concerning 1860s Audubon acquisition (3).

1972
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #51950-52418. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Toy installation (29). Staff events: Farewell party for Ingrid Maerta Held (3), Joseph Rapport (6). Objects: Gold Medal presented to George C.D. Odell in 1942.

1972
Box: 37 Envelope : - Negative #52455-52876. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York to 1765 (49); Be My Valentine (10); Old New York in Early Photographs (9).

1973-1974
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #52894-53144. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Manhattan Now (28); Deck the Halls (8).

1974-1975
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #53256. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: N-YHS entrance (1).

1974
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #53404-53574. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: John Pintard & His Society (8); Ain't I a Woman? (1); Jacques Reich (1); Shaker Photographs & Small Crafts (16); Unidentified (28); Galleries and Rooms (4). Building exterior (1). Programs and Events (1).

1940, 1975, Undated
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #53618-53741. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Joseph Raskin: Master Etcher (9). Objects: Fence from Bowling Green (object x.475) (1); Commemorative medal from the Netherlands (object 1977.1) (1). Buildings: Central Park West exterior pre-1937 (1), floor plans (2). Staff events: Retirement parties for Eddie Santrucek & Bill Baillie (4) and A. Calderelli (4).

1973-1976
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #54370-54683. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Folk Art (1); Sword of Rebellion is Drawn (39); The Cabinetmaker and His Use of Space (16); Words & Music: Sheet Music of Not So Long Ago (4).

1975-1976
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #54694-54972. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: History at Home (12); Sword of Rebellion is Drawn (1); Unidentified (11).

1976, Undated
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #55048. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Loan of astrolabe (object 1943.192) to Canada (4).

1961
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #55168-55242. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: William Bradford imprints (1); Moving in the City (11); Think Small/Miniatures (1). Galleries and Rooms (2).

1977
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #55472-55495. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings, interior (1). Unidentified event (2).

1977
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #56037-56883. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New Life for Old Objects (15); Resorts in 19th Century New York State (10); Street Kids (32); Audubon & His World (6); World War I Posters (17); New York Eats Out: Menus (10); 25 Years of Acquisitions (5); Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939 (8).

1978-1979
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #56889-57033. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Catalogue cover for New York and the China Trade (1). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival, 1939 (3).

1984, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #57150. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Temperance Movements in America (4 strips; 23 images).

1984
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #57701-57705. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Valentine...Be Mine (5).

1981
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #57735-58056. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Cutting Edge: Silhouetts by Auguste Edouart (5 strips, 28 images); Tales of Christmas Past (5 strips, 29 images); George Washington in New York State (6 strips, 31 images).

1981-1982
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #58118. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (1).

1985
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #58551. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Colonial Americana from the Collections of N-YHS (6 strips, 36 images).

1982
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #58806-58826. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (1); 1930s exteriors and floor plan (4).

1982, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #58963. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Struggle for a Continent: Francis Parkman's France and England in North America (7 strips, 42 images).

1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #59041-59254. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (13), exterior (2 35mm strips, 6 images).

1982-1983
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #59265-59287. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Accessions: 1980-82 (6 strips, 35 images); Library of John Pintard: Book Collecting in the New Republic (4 strips, 24 images); Sons of St. Patrick: The Irish and Irish Organizations in New York City (6 strips, 31 images); Greetings of the Year (6 strips, 35 images); American Landscape Painting, Genre Art and Drawing (4 strips, 16 images); Celebration of Opera in Honor of the Metropolitan Opera's 100th Birthday (6 strips, 31 images).

1982-1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #59348-59389. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Audubon Birds of America gallery (3). Buildings: Central Park West interior (4), exterior circa 1915 (1).

1982-1983
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #59609. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Brooklyn Bridge (14 strips, 81 images).

[1983]
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #60636-61661. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: World of Tiffany: Neustadt Collection (14). Buildings: Central Park West 1983 plan (1); interiors (3); montage of 19th century N-YHS buildings. Image of 1866 Brady letter to N-YHS (2).

1982-1984, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #61836-61842. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Treasures of Manuscript Americana (4 strips, 20 images); The Black Experience in New York (6 strips, 36 images); Cultural Pleasures of 18th & 19th Century New York: Centennial Tribute to the Grolier Club (6 strips, 32 images); The Female Touch: Ladies' Periodical as a Reflection of an Age (6 strips, 36 images).

1982-1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #63419-64109. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, exterior (4), interior of museum store (4); 2nd Avenue plan by Carstensen & Gildemeister (1).

1986
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #64210-64211. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Oom Pah Pah: Great American Band (12).

1982
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #64259-72894. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prized Prints (5). Objects: 1810 St. Nicholas Festival description from Pintard papers (1). Buildings: Central Park West, 1906 interior (1); Bus stop (2); Cass Gilbert collection in stacks (3). Programs and Events: Children in auditorium (1).

1965, 1986, 1990s?
Box: 40 Envelope : - 1937-1938 Building Expansion Negatives

Scope and Contents Note

In 2016, over 200 acetate negatives related to the 1937-38 building expansion were removed from the collection because of their severely deteriorated condition. Only 24 negatives were in sufficiently good condition to retain. This folder holds those 24, the report on the disposition of the other negatives, and the list of negatives scanned prior to disposition. See also above at NYHS-RG 5, Series I, folder 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (6 of 6).

1937

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